Barriers to learning

Barriers to learning

This section is about how to embed equality and diversity within learning and skills policy and therefore increase access to learning and skills for those traditionally under represented.

Usdaw ULR Liz is the Colleague’s colleague

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Elizabeth Moore-Wilson works for Sainsbury’s. She is a shop steward, health and safety rep and a ULR. She is very active in her local store and regularly goes to other local stores and the supermarket in Darlington to represent members and promotes courses for Lifelong...

Michelle helps retail staff communicate with customers thanks to Usdaw

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Michelle Scott became a ULR in 2015 after attending a Federation School in Warrington on Lifelong Learning where she learnt about the ULR role and the impact it could have.   Michelle said: Julia Baldwin talked with such passion about union-led learning that I...

Changing attitudes to dementia through union learning

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Attitudes to dementia have really changed over the last few years. It’s not a taboo word anymore." This is the view of Brenda Wardle, the new Usdaw Union Learning Rep (ULR) at the Tadcaster Tesco store in North Yorkshire. The Alzheimer’s Society, which supports...

Usdaw’s Question of Learning in Stoke-on-Trent

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Award winning ULR Julienne Nicklin, from Tesco Trent Vale in Stoke-on-Trent, developed a highly successful learning tool to run a week-long festival of learning in her store during June 2016.  The idea was to use a quiz to highlight a different aspect of learning each...

BFAWU promote English at Pennine Foods

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The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union have been working with a number of food manufacturers across the country to build up English and maths skills amongst the workforce, and their members. Learners at Pennine Foods ©private One employer has been Pennine Foods...

FEU helps young members organise their dreams

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For the first time in my career I've actually verbalised and written down what I want!" That was what Eleanor Bennett tweeted after her morning session with the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) training programme. She was joined by 30-plus young creatives...

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